Christmas Wishlist: Part 2 - TOPSHOP

Although there is a Topshop in Madrid, the store is not that good.
Though it has a huge variety of clothes and accessories (such as purses, belts and tights), it has just a few pairs of shoes and it doesn't have jewelry at all.
So, since that now this amazing brand delivers in Portugal, I decided to request some items to our Dear Santa. Here they are:






Music Monday

Scarlett Belle - "Loverboy"

Black Eyed Peas - "Light Up The Night"

Daniel Powter - "Lose To Win"

Lykke Li - "Get Some"

Emma's Imagination - "This Day"

Theophilus London - "Flying Overseas" Feat. Solange Knowles & Devonte Hynes

SoundGirl - "I'm The Fool"

Pixie Lott - "Can't Make This Over"


Lanvin pour H&M - "Watching the sunrise over Madrid at Gran Via 32"

Teens this is my story about my Lanvin experience last Tuesday. It's taken out of the book I'm writing. I hope you enjoy it and I'm really looking forward to show my book to all of you :)

"But something really weird happened at four a.m. I woke up and I couldn’t fall asleep again. I don’t know why but I just couldn’t. So I turned on my computer to try to find something that would help me get sleepy. Nothing worked.

After a few minutes looking at random pictures, I remembered that Lanvin would launch his H&M collection at 8 a.m., one of my favourite stores in the world. I didn’t have that much interest in getting to know the collection, since I had already seen it in an advertisement and I didn’t like it that much (I found that some dresses looked like Christmas wrapping paper).

But, in a craziness attack, at 6 a.m. I dressed up and got out of the residence directly to one of the H&M’s of Gran Via. I went so early because these collections end really quickly and I was doing exactly nothing in bed. If I was already awake, why not going? I thought I was the only crazy person to get up so early and go to the door of a shop in the cold and I was actually afraid of being there alone. But no. Once I got there at half past six, I already had around fifty people ahead of me.

The store only opened at eight so I waited for one hour and a half (I had tights under my jeans, I was full of jackets and my nose was freezing), and I had my iPod on its maximum. Thank God they fed us a cupcake and a cappuccino, otherwise I would have died there. At some point one of the employees of the store showed up and explained to us how was going to roll the vending of this exclusive collection. Every group of twenty people had a bracelet with a different colour which meant the hour of access to the restricted area where the Lanvin pieces were. I was in the third group so I only could get in there by five past nine.

After we had the opportunity to watch the sunrise over Madrid while shaking because of the f*** cold, they opened the doors at eight. Everybody got in the store and, at the entrance, they were giving goodie bags (with Lanvin and H&M stamped on it, separated by a pink heart, and with an huge bordeaux flower stuck on it) with a scarf inside it, everything Lanvin of course. I was really thankful because now I could have something that would make me remember this experience. I just went there to get my own opinion on the collection and to see those pieces live. Everything that was for free was more than welcome.

I went around the store till a quarter to nine and I got in the queue for the exclusive collection, while everybody that had the same hour as me was already in line, ready to put their hands on those pieces and to rip off the hair of the people who stood in their way. They were Lanvin hungry.

At five past nine they let us in and everybody ran, trying to catch the pieces they wanted. I went around, looking and analysing and checking the outrageous prices. The dresses looked like Christmas wrapping paper, as I already said, I didn’t like them at all. The shoes were so 2000 but a little better with diamonds on the heels. The jewellery was too expensive. I only liked the t-shirts (because I really like to wear t-shirts with black leggings) that were thirty euros. I admit that, if I had the money, I would have bought them. But I was so dead broke and I had absolutely no money with me.

As which group could only be fifteen minutes inside the restricted area, when the time was over, a lady rang a bell she had on her hand and we all got out, some with nothing (like me) and others full of clothes, not only Lanvin, but clothes they chose while waiting to get in the restricted area. I’m not surprised if some people spent around five hundred euros all at once.

I got out of the store really satisfied with my new scarf and goodie bag, that I hang in my bedroom once I got to the residence by 10 a.m. I don’t think the collection was to die for but I really liked the t-shirts, it was such a shame that I had no money and I couldn’t bring them with me. But still they are not like true must have items. I can survive without them.

I couldn’t fall asleep the whole morning, I watched “The Social Network” before lunch, where I showed up with the worst face ever. My resimates thought I was crazy for waking up that early. But the sacrifice was worth it. So worth it."


Music Monday (American Music Awards Performances)

Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie (Part II), What's My Name? & Only Girl (In The World)"

Enrique Inglesias feat. Pibull - "I like it"

Miley Cyrus - "Forgiveness and Love"

The Black Eyed Peas - "The Time"

Katy Perry - "Fireworks"

P!NK - "Raise Your Glass"

Ke$ha - "We R Who We R" & "Take It Off"

Usher - "Dj Got Us Fallin' In Love"

Christina Aguilera - "Burlesque"

Train - "Hey Soul Sister"


Details 19.11

Since I got to Madrid my personality and my style have changed a lot.
I've been paying a lot of attention to the details on the street and trying to figure out what are the latest trends here. I personally like to create my own style and not to copy everything I see. But if there's one thing I'm crazy for now it's Stachels (the type of bags I'm carrying in the picture below). Those bags are so simple and so practical at the same time. I adore them! I prefer the smaller ones but I definitely need to buy a big one because all my stuff for Uni doesn't fit in there. Blanco has some beautiful ones, you should check them out!
Besides that, the weather it's getting colder and colder, and I already find it hard to go on the street wearing tights (especially in the morning). But that means Christmas time is getting closer and closer and I can not wait to see how Madrid looks like during this time of the year!


Christmas Wishlist: Part 1 - Chanel

I think it's about time for me to start my wishlist for this year's Christmas.
I always have my nails painted and really proper and I like my hands to be beautiful all the time. I like almost all kinds of nail polish and I usually don't match its color with my clothes. But I just can't have them non-painted.
So, from one of my favorite brands in the world, Chanel, I bring you two items really wanted this year: the nail-polishes 307 - Orange Fizz and 505 - Particulière. I love both colors and I think they go really well with pretty much everything I wear.

I also wanted this next beautiful thing but I'll just keep on dreaming. It's just so perfect.


Music Monday

Rihanna - What's My Name? ft. Drake

Ellie Goulding - "Your Song"

Cee-Lo Green - "Bright Lights Bigger City"

Jessica Mauboy - "Saturday Night" (Feat. Ludacris)

Kaci Battaglia - "Body Shots" (Feat. Ludacris)

J Lewis - "Shut 'Em Up"


Dear Winter, remind me why I love you so much.

Since it’s getting colder and colder in Madrid, the only thing I feel like doing is staying in my bed all day long, dreaming about Paris next Summer, watching series on my computer, drinking massive amounts of tea and Starbucks with huge amounts of cream on top and wearing extremely comfy clothes. And, of course, feed myself on cupcakes. Sounds like a good idea to me.
P.S. – I’m trying to find a book to read during these cold days. Do you have any suggestions?


EMA's Live Concert @ Madrid, 7.11.10 (my pictures and my videos)

Since this year's European Music Awards were here in Madrid last Sunday, I was fortunate enought to have the chance to attend the live concert at Puerta de Alcalá where 30 Seconds To Mars, Katy Perry and Linkin Park preformed. I'm not a big fan of 30 Seconds To Mars but their show was really good, and Kanye West made a surprise and got up on stage to sing "Hurricane" and "Power". I still can't believe I saw him. And Katy Perry was amazing as always, she is just too gorgeous. Since I know her songs by heart, I spent the all concert singing and jumping, it was so much fun. About Linkin Park I can't say much because I wasn't there, I don't like their music.
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